Welcome to the Dead Zone! The week when almost all our royal friends and frenemies are off LIVING on an island somewhere/in a drafty Scottish castle while we sit at this desk and wait for the weekend to start. Mid-August is well-know to be Silly Season for royals reporters, and frankly, I’m surprised no one has reported anything overtly crazy this week (beyond Samantha Markle claiming that Thomas Markle is starting a mens’ clothing line, which is surely a bald-faced lie). The good news is, AT LEAST two people left their homes for us.
Elsewhere of potential interest:
Harry and Meghan are undertaking their first royal tour in October — mark your calendars! They’re in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and the Kingdom of Tonga from the 20-27th — and Elle has logistical deets about where they might stay. You know I love logistics!
E! has a rather long piece up at the moment called Tangling Over Princess Diana, Camilla and Being a “Man’s Man”: Prince Charles’ Complicated Relationship With Prince Philip
At Harper’s Bazaar, wild speculation about who might attend Eugenie and Jack’s wedding.
Speaking of! On social media:
I love this dress:
I have no idea what’s happening here, but it’s vaguely sexy:
This is GLAM: